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date: 20 June 2019

Harry Potter (1997–2007) 

The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature

Daniel Hahn

A seven-book fantasy series by J. K. (Joanne) Rowling (1965– ), which has a credible claim to be the most successful children’s book series of all time. Formally conventional, but well plotted and richly imagined, it has been criticized in some quarters for derivative content and lacklustre prose, while also credited with turning millions of children on to the pleasures of reading—though the books’ enthusiastic readers and champions massively, vastly outnumber their handful of critics.... ...

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